Rahlita D. Thornton's answer You need to review your order and that controls as to who is responsible for child support. If there is a modification by the other party and you have been served with it then you should get an attorney to fight the modification. It is possible for either party to be ordered to pay child support.
Victoria Collins' answer If her husband had his name placed on the child’s birth certificate and he resided with the child the first two years of child’s life, he is the presumed father, but this can be rebutted through a paternity suit. So if she files a paternity suit then the court is likely to order a dna test to make sure you are the father. If you are in fact the father you can voluntarily terminate your parental rights.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Don't let that bother you. If the order has not been modified by the court then they can't go back and say you owe more than previously ordered. Go ahead and fight for your visitation rights. We can assist as well 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.
Victoria Collins' answer Your obligation to pay child support is not contingent on whether or not you are allowed visitation with your child and vice-versa. You are entitled to see your child, so you want to see a lawyer who practices family law who can help you enforce your visitation rights.
Matthew Valley's answer You likely can still file for child support despite her status as a parent. As for his threat to give up his rights: that isn't something a parent can do without approval of the court, and typically courts are very hesitant to let a parent relinquish his or her parental rights solely to avoid child support obligations.
Victoria Collins' answer The answer to your question lay in your Final decree of Divorce, your Order of Conservatorship, Mediation Settlement Agreement, or whatever document you have that lays out each parent's rights and duties. Whichever parent is responsible for medical care that is who must pay for the program. Sometimes this is a shared expense. Your being estranged from your daughter does not relieve you of your rights and duties as her parent.
Victoria Collins' answer It depends on the circumstances. Has the child aged out? Turned 18? We’re there child support in arrears and due? What papers did your ex sign? These questions must be answered before an attorney could advise you.
Victoria Collins' answer If your Final decree designates you as the parent who provides the child health insurance, then you are the one responsible to provide. Once you have added the child to your health plan, you may want to seek legal counsel regarding the modification of your support requirements so that you are not paying for Medicaid.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Child support would be modified and the difference in what you are required to pay and what the other parent is required to pay would examined. You would also need to determine the number of years support is going to be required for each child individually in the future after one of them emancipates. We can be reached at 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Since your son is in high school then child support obligation is not that for that many years then my practical suggestion is that you continue to work together for the benefit of your son. If there becomes an issue or disagreement then of course consult legal counsel. Good luck.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Child support is to be used for expenses for the child going forward. Retroactive child support is for past child support needs. Both parents have an obligation to finance their child’s needs.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer You can set up payments for child support. The Office of the Attorney General helps to set up child support orders for noncustodial parents. If you feel that they may be too busy and you would like personal attention I suggest you consult with an attorney near you. We see your location as Dallas. We are located in Houston and serve those in Harris County and surrounding counties.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Google the Office of Texas Attorney General to find their contact information to inquire if an account is setup for you already. You can update your new address with their office as well. Good luck.
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